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Children of Virtue and Vengeance

(Legacy of Orïsha #2)

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After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could’ve imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too.

Now, Zélie struggles to unite the maji in an Orïsha where the enemy is just as powerful as they are. But when the
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Hardcover, 404 pages
Published December 3rd 2019 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Bookworm’s Mistress I don't think he is dead but very injured. I hope that Zelie kicks his ass in 'Children of Virtue and Vengeance'. Hopefully Roen and Zelie get togethe…moreI don't think he is dead but very injured. I hope that Zelie kicks his ass in 'Children of Virtue and Vengeance'. Hopefully Roen and Zelie get together. Inan can eat dirt for all I care. It's such a shame to I liked Inan and Zelie in the beginning but how many chances can you give a guy.(less)
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Dec 17, 2019 rated it liked it
NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!
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NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!

I think I made myself clear. I waited too long, Readers, fans, lovers of fantasy, first book’s admirers, likers, reviewers, everyone waited TOO LONG. We got invested, we felt for this characters, their growing up, their challenges, their p
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chai ♡
Zélie: *has some lukewarm, half-baked romance with Inan*

Me, staring tearfully at Amari who obviously loves and supports her more than any man ever could and who would make the most ideal love interest: please I'm begging yo-
Tara ☽
Apr 05, 2018 marked it as to-read
GOOD EVENING I WANT TO GET THIS COVER TATTOOED ON MY BODY.

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Does anyone have any idea why the publishing date has been pushed back so far?

I need to read this to see if my theories are correct, dammit!

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Okay so according to my findings we have an army of people who ship Zélie and Roën and so I hereby christen it Zoën
 Teodora
3/5 ⭐

Full review on my Blog: The Dacian She-Wolf 🐺

I do hope this book has the middle book syndrome because if not, then we’re about to have a problem.

I was so ecstatic about this book and I wanted to hype it so much and I started reading it with so much hope...only to be disappointed bit by bit.

Have you ever watched a balloon slowly deflating because someone didn’t tie it accordingly? The balloon was me while reading this book.

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The world-building was spectacular in this book as it was in the pre
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jessica
Dec 09, 2019 rated it liked it
huh. well, this is a little bit disappointing. i finished this and all i could think was ‘thats it!? i waited nearly two years for that!?’ maybe my expectations slowly became too high whilst i was anticipating this release, but wow. this is not at all what i was hoping it would be, sadly.

similar to ‘children of blood and bone,’ the representation and diversity is what culturally enriches this story and gives it its power. the writing is also really magical. but the plot? wow. what a snooze fest
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Warda
Apr 19, 2018 marked it as lost-interest  ·  review of another edition
Am I the only one that's losing interest here...? Debating whether I want to continue on with this series or not.

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HOLY COVER, GUYS.
HOLY FUCKIN COVER!

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TITLE!!!!! 😍
I'm anticipating this book so much I NEED AND WANT IT NOW!
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Going to unhaul these books. I still like them but don’t love them. This cover is amaze balls though and I’m going to print one for my photo album!



Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
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Sabrina
Apr 12, 2018 marked it as to-read
Okay, I’m ready. Where is it?

We got a synopsis, and I’m even more excited.
Those that mean that Amari now was magic? Answers are need it.

This cover killed me.
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Shealea
Updated review (14 April 2020)

Since I posted my initial thoughts, I've received some strong reactions and questions that I did not anticipate. For my peace of mind, I am writing this review to hopefully better articulate my opinion and the issues I have with Children of Virtue and Vengeance. But first, some important notes:

1. I am not an own-voices reviewer for this series and, therefore, I cannot speak on the authenticity of the Black representation. I also cannot speak on what is offensive
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Briana
I am so disappointed by this book—so much so that it breaks my heart. I am emotionally spent so I want to keep this as short as possible without ranting. I adored Children of Blood and Bone so much that I gave it five stars. The only reason why this isn’t getting one-star from me is because it’s not a bad book and I don’t want it to come across like it is because I have respect for Tomi Adeyemi.

The book begins about a month after the events of the first book ended. The magical system, Yoruba cu
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Vibur
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
what in the holy skies happened to my kids???

this bunch of asshats can't be mine, don't know them sorry
Charlotte May
“You carry all of us in your heart. We shall live in every breath you take. Every incantation you speak.”

Definitely better than the first one! I was pretty sceptical going in as there were a few things in book 1 I didn’t like.

However, I’m glad I gave this a chance because it was exciting and engaging.

SPOILERS AHEAD!!!!!!

You have been warned.

So Zelie has rejoined her clan and along with her brother Tzain and Amari they are determined to fight their enemies.

But who should show up and become
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Bookevin
Apr 16, 2018 rated it did not like it
1 star

May 27, 2020: Bitched about this to a friend and I am mad all over again.

Dec 25, 2019: It's been over 2 weeks since I read this and thinking about it still makes me mad.

Girl, this was a mess and that ending seemed like it was written in 5 mins. thank u, next.

Utterly disappointing.

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About bloody time, if you asked me. March to June to December?

You have kept us waiting, Tomi.
Umairah | Sereadipity
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Plot: 3/5
Characters: 4/5
Writing: 4/5

Children of Virtue and Vengeance was the gripping sequel to Children of Blood and Bone. I enjoyed it overall, although it suffered a bit of 'second book syndrome'. It took the story to new heights and the consequences of their actions were graver than ever before.

After the shattering conclusion of the previous book, Orïsha was in a great state of upheaval. Although the ritual went wrong, Zélie achieved her goal of returning magic to the magi but she
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Angelica
Apr 09, 2019 marked it as to-read
there is a cover and I am absolutely living for it!!! look at fierceness. look at that beauty. it's art, I say. ART!

Now I just gotta actually read book one...
megs_bookrack
Mar 06, 2019 marked it as to-read
Update:: O.M.G.
Would you just look at this cover!?
O.M.G.



I received a notice from Amazon that this has been pushed back to December???
Is that correct??



But let's be honest, I guess that gives me time to actually read this first book...

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Onthebookshelfallie
Dec 08, 2019 rated it did not like it
I’m absolutely heartbroken about this book. After a year of anxiously waiting for this, I’m left feeling disappointed and empty after reading it.

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Every single character was so. so. annoying. By the end of the first book, I was an ENORMOUS Amari stan. I mean I was willing to die for her. This book just completely undid her wonderful character development and everything we love about Amari!! I cried, but not because of the emotional scenes, but because of how heartbroken I was that the aut
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Ara
May 10, 2018 marked it as to-read

UPDATE:
FINALLY GOT MY COPY!!!!! 🥳🤩 Already halfway through and may I just say, it was worth the wait.

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Review coming soon🥰

DEAR TOMI ADEYEMI, I JUST HAVE TO SAY, MAKING US WAIT THIS
LONG IS NOT OKAY


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Aaryn Flott
Damn. That ending though!!! 🤯

Zelie broke my heart with her intense and heart wrenching feelings,😭Amari made me furious😡, and Inan triggered the fuck out of me😤

RTC
Elle
Nov 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
I don’t really know what happened here. This series had such a promising start, there was so much hype and it just kind of...fizzled. This absolutely breaks my heart to have to write, but three stars is the most generous I can be with Children of Virtue and Vengeance.

Maybe there were signs of this outcome all along. The release date was repeatedly pushed back to almost two years after the publication of Children of Blood and Bone. The problem with having such a big gap between books is that you
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Isabella
so when's the next book coming out
Kristina
Nov 28, 2019 rated it liked it
So... I’m disappointed and I’m upset!! A 3 but maybe even slightly less? :(

I’ve raved about Children of Blood and Bone to so many people in my life. I thought it was one of the most enthralling and richest fantasy stories I had ever read. I loved nearly everything about it. I still do!! It was so so good! I’ll probably listen to it on audio soon because I heard that it’s FAB.

The problem with Children of Virtue and Vengeance is that nothing important enough happened to advance the plot (in my hu
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Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)
Feb 01, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
edit: SH*T WE HAVE A COVER I AM NOT OKAY GVUDGWGVDUYWJDBWJH
I need this book right now

I need someone to time travel to the future get this book and then go to 2018 and give it to me

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The Artisan Geek
Nov 27, 2019 marked it as to-read
27/11/19
I'M SO READY FOR THIS


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Melissa Stacy
DNF on page 139
(or 34% of 404 pages total)

When Good Morning America picked the 2019 YA fantasy "Children of Virtue and Vengeance," Tomi Adeyemi's sequel to "Children of Blood and Bone" (2018), as their Book Club selection, and the book rocketed to the top of the New York Times bestseller list, I decided to check out the sequel myself.

I one-starred "Children of Blood and Bone," and after writing a thorough review for that book, my memory of the book's contents is quite clear. After skim-reading
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Yusra  ✨
May 28, 2018 marked it as to-read
will read this even tho CBB was a 2 star read for me.
wanna know why???



one word



Tzain :) :) :)
Irina
Jul 31, 2019 marked it as to-read
just got this and I'm so happy. can't wait to read it
Kobe Bryant
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy-magic
I loved Children of Blood and Bone and the way it used magic and African mythology. This follow-up had all of the action and magic of the first and did not disappoint.
Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
YAAAAS WHAT A BEAUTIFUL TITLE! MARCH 2019 NEEDS TO COME FASTER.
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Tomi Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach based in San Diego, California. Her debut novel, CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE, comes out March 6th, 2018 and the movie is currently in development at Fox with the producers of Twilight and The Maze Runner attached. After graduating Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, she received a fellowship that allow ...more

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